Volunteering at the Library

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Volunteering can be a great way to build experience, learn new skills, connect with others and give back to your community. Both you, as a volunteer, and the organization you volunteer for benefit from volunteering.  When you volunteer you give your time and unique talents to help others and in return we work together to build a stronger community.

Aurora Public Library offers a number of volunteer opportunities for teens as well as limited volunteer experiences for adults.

For teens, volunteering is the perfect way to contribute to the library while also earning community service hours. We offer both virtual as well as in person volunteer opportunities, please see the listings below for what is currently available. Virtual volunteer opportunities are available to students throughout Ontario, however preference is given to students who live and/or attend school in Aurora.  Volunteer programs change throughout the year so please check this page regularly to match yourself with an opportunity that meets your needs.  When submitting a volunteer application please note that you will be notified via email with your acceptance into the program.

Not all volunteer applicants will be successful. Volunteer opportunities are limited and positions are filled based on community needs.

volunteering Opportunities

TEENS: Teen Advisory Group - Zoom Meetings

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group! We’re looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our Young Adult services.  At our bi-weekly meetings we discuss programs, volunteer opportunities, collections, and more.  This is the perfect opportunity to have your voice heard, to help plan services for tweens and teens, and to earn volunteer hours.  Meetings take place every other Thursday from 7 to 8 pm.

Complete a volunteer application to join TAG.

TEENS: APL Acts of Kindness

A random act of kindness is an unexpected act of charity or helpfulness and is often done for a stranger. These selfless acts can make a big difference in someone's day and may be remembered far into the future.  We want to encourage more kindness in our community and are looking for volunteers who want to share their kindness.

Perform a good deed or kind act, then submit a photo and brief description to ya@aurorapl.ca Include your full name, grade, school, and email. Volunteer hours will be awarded at the discretion of library staff.

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ADULTS: Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service (VLS) selects and delivers library resources to Aurora residents who are homebound and unable to visit the Library themselves.

This valuable community service is made possible through the efforts of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers must be over 18, have a valid APL membership and their own transportation. Volunteers will be required to complete a vulnerable sector screening. If you would like to volunteer, please complete this application.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be kept on file for one year.

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